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Books for Adults
The Sea Sprite Inn
The Sea Sprite Inn is a novel by Lynnette Adair. As the book opens, Jillian finds herself in the middle of a perfect storm of stressful situations: newly divorced, her daughter leaving for college, an ailing grandfather, and now responsibility for the run-down family home in Rehoboth. But with the help of some loyal friends and a newly discovered sense of purpose, Jillian turns lemons into The Sea Sprite Inn. As each chapter brings new guests, Jillian is both student and teacher of the life lessons learned along the way.
230 pages, $15.95
Available now at: Pineapple Princess, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, DE; Biblion Books in Lewes, DE; Bethany Beach Books; Hockessin Book Shelf in Hockessin, DE; Old Fox Books and The Annapolis Bookstore in Annapolis, MD; Acorn Books in Smyrna, DE; Cape Treasure in Milton, DE; Seaside Country Store, Fenwick Island, DE; and Village Gift Gallery in Fenwick Island, DE.
Please support your local independent bookstore, but if you have no other choice: purchase through Amazon
Fun with Dick and James
You’d think a Delaware blue blood with a talent for shaking cocktails and a penchant for obscure historical biographies would lead a quiet life, but Dick Hunter seems to face one crisis after another. Whether it’s locating the right hors d’oeuvres for a hurricane party or just trying to take a nap, nothing comes easily. Add a fussy ex-wife, a flatulent basset hound, and the flamboyant heir to a fading french fry empire, and things get downright complicated. Meanwhile, Dick’s nemesis—the vengeful society dentist, Red Snapper—has become obsessed with trying to make Dick’s life miserable.
Fortunately, Dick’s young boyfriend, James, is more than just eye candy, even though his problem-solving tactics aren’t always by the rules.
Together, Dick and James navigate the shifting sands of life in Rehoboth Beach in this rollicking romp. 182 pages, $14.95
Available now at: Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, and Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Biblion Books in Lewes, DE; Hockessin Book Shelf in Hockessin, DE; Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot in Washington, DC; and other locations. Please support your local independent bookstore, but if you have no other choice: purchase through Amazon
Rehoboth Beach Reads Series (All available at: Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE).
Looking for the ultimate beach read? The Beach House contains short, entertaining stories that take place in and around Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. There is something for everyone here, from romance, history, and intrigue to jilted brides, NASCAR drivers, outlaws, and even a ghost or two. So set up your beach chair, stake out a place in the sand, and enjoy The Beach House. 214 pages $15.95
A fortune-telling machine with a mind of its own, professional killers hanging out by the hotel pool, granny run amok in Funland…what’s happened to Rehoboth Beach? Some very talented writers have created a book of great beach reads, that’s what. If you liked The Beach House, you’re going to love The Boardwalk. Short stories set in and around Rehoboth Beach, guaranteed to entertain. 223 pages $15.95
In Beach Days you’ll meet a researcher who conducts a project to find romance and encounters an unexpected variable, a woman seeking solitude who learns that things aren’t always as they appear, a man who gets postcards seemingly from his dead wife, and a couple of elderly ladies who break out of the old-age home for one last fling. 242 pages $15.95
In Beach Nights, you’ll encounter a ghostly WWII tower and a couple with an unusual annual tradition; a girl who finds her voice at a jazz club and a boy who learns the snow cone king has a secret; an old lady who is inspired to get a tattoo, and a despondent man who is resurrected through the tango.
260 pages $15.95
In Beach Life, you’ll find a girl with dreams of making the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, a consignment store jacket with a history, a well-traveled hermit crab, a mermaid wedding, and a boardwalk mime. You’ll meet a young con artist, a dolphin rescuer, a herd of Hemingway impersonators, a girl who’s gone viral, and a woman who realizes she’s a dead ringer for her husband’s former flame.246 pages, $15.95
What do you get when you combine bad dogs, bad men, and bad luck? Great beach reads! From sunny days of fun, through shifting sands of change and stormy skies of conflict, to starry nights of romance, this collection of short stories by Nancy Powichroski Sherman is the perfect addition to your beach bag. Stories are set in the towns of Bethany Beach, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape May, Ocean City NJ, and Wildwood. 170 pages $14.95
Available at: Downtown Cowgirl, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, and Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Sands of Time, Biblion Books, and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in Lewes, DE; Bethany Beach Books; Mystery Loves Company in Oxford, MD; Cape Atlantic Book Company and The Whale’s Tale in Cape May, NJ; Dazzle and The News Center in Ocean City, Maryland; The News Center, Easton, MD; Sundial Books, Chincoteague, VA; Old Fox Books and The Annapolis Bookstore in Annapolis, MD; and Seaside Country Store, Fenwick Island, DE.
How to Write Winning Short Stories
This concise, practical guide includes developing a theme and premise, choosing a title, creating characters, crafting realistic dialogue, bringing the setting to life, working with structure, and editing. Submission and marketing advice is also provided. The author, who manages an annual short story competition, offers guidance on manuscript formatting, submission options, contest entry, and how to get the attention of a publisher or contest judge. Paperback, 170 pages $11.95Purchase e-book
Available at: Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Biblion, and Lewes Public Library, Lewes, DE; Mystery Loves Company, Oxford, MD; Between Books, Claymont, DE; Newark Arts Alliance, Newark, DE; The News Center, Easton, MD; Acorn Books, Smyrna, DE; and The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD.
You Know You’re in Rehoboth When
How do you know you’re in Rehoboth Beach? The dogs are smaller than the martinis, you won’t get ketchup with those fries, and happy hour starts at 9am. These and more idiosyncrasies of Rehoboth are captured in Seth Pala’s comical illustrations and Nancy Sakaduski’s amusing text. Whether you are a visitor or a local, you will recognize the unique charm of Rehoboth in this hilarious book. 100 pages $12.95
Available at: Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Books for Kids
The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay
A storm has hit coastal Delaware and washed a young mermaid named Nibi across land and into Rehoboth Bay, separating her from her family, friends, and ocean home. Terra, a little girl who lives nearby, is afraid of the water, so she misses out on swimming with her friends and wading in the bay to collect shells. The two discover each other, become friends, and find a way to solve their problems together.
The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay is a story that celebrates the beauty of the sea and tidal areas, and depicts two strong female characters who are able to confront their fears and achieve their goals on their own. Great care has been taken to depict realistic, age-appropriate children that readers will identify with. The story addresses themes of friendship, girl-empowerment, respect for differences, love of nature, and overcoming fears to achieve your goals. 32 pages, hardcover with dust jacket, $19.95
Available at: Lilypad, Rehoboth Historical Society Museum, and Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Kids’ Ketch and the Lewes Public Library, Lewes, DE; Bethany Beach Books and Tidepool Toys and Games in Bethany Beach, DE; Seaside Country Store in Fenwick Island, DE; Hockessin Book Shelf, Hockessin, DE; The Growing Tree Toy Shop, Kennett Square, PA; Oranges & Lemons, Greenville, DE, Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE; Children’s Book and Toy Garden, Ocean City/Berlin, MD; World of Toys, Berlin, MD; News Center and Crackerjacks, Easton, MD; The News Center, Ocean City, MD; Acorn Books in Smyrna, DE; The Delaware Store in Dover, DE; Cape Treasure in Milton, DE; Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and The Candleberry Shoppe in St. Michaels, MD; Edgewater Books, Old Fox Books, and The Annapolis Bookstore in Annapolis, MD; and Delmarva Discovery Center, Pokomoke City, MD.
A Rehoboth ABC
The familiar sights and sounds of Rehoboth Beach are captured in this charming book, which children will beg to read again and again. The book opens with “A is for arcade,” which depicts a little boy gleefully whacking moles as tickets spew from the machine. Children will identify with such familiar scenes as choosing taffy in a candy store, playing mini-golf, and building a sandcastle. $12.95
Available at: Lilypad, Downtown Cowgirl, Rehoboth Historical Society Museum, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, and Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Kids’ Ketch in Lewes, DE; The News Center, Easton, MD; and The Annapolis Bookstore in Annapolis, MD.
A Lewes ABC
From fishing in the canal to watching the ferry, the familiar sights and sounds of Lewes are captured in this charming picture book. Children will recognize activities such as digging for treasure on the beach, watching the dolphins frolic, going on the rides in Rehoboth, and visiting the Zwaanendael Museum.$12.95
A Rehoboth 1-2-3
Infants and toddlers will count their way to fun with this chunky board book, which features the beach activities young children love best. $9.95
Available at: Lilypad, Downtown Cowgirl, Funland, Rehoboth Historical Society Museum, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, and Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Kids’ Ketch, Lewes, DE; The News Center, Easton, MD; The Delaware Store in Dover, DE; and Edgewater Books and The Annapolis Bookstore in Annapolis, MD.
Journals (100-page “blank” books with lightly-lined pages and color illustrations)
Sites depicted include the Kalmar Nyckel, Biblion, the canal, King’s Ice Cream, the Zwaanendael Museum, the farmers market, and the ferry. $9.95
Places depicted include Dolle’s, Penny Lane, Browseabout Books, the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, the Purple Parrot, Funland, Grotto’s, the WWII towers, and the boardwalk. $9.95
Cape May Journal
Places depicted include the lighthouse, Della’s, The Abbey, the gazebo, the Ugly Mug, Morrow’s, the Whales’ Tale, and the Emlen Physick Estate. $9.95
Eastern Shore Maryland Journal
Places depicted include Assateague, Cambridge, Chestertown, Easton, Oxford, St. Michael’s, Salisbury, Snow Hill, Tilghman Island, and Wye. $9.95
Available at Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Mystery Loves Company, Oxford, MD; The News Center, Easton, MD; The News Center, Ocean City, MD; Twigs & Teacups, Chestertown, MD; Bungalow Love, Berlin, MD; Delmarva Discovery Center, Pokomoke City, MD; the Ward Museum, Salisbury, MD; The Corner Shoppe, Snow Hill, MD; The Candleberry Shoppe, St. Michaels, MD; Old Fox Books and The Annapolis Bookstore in Annapolis, MD; and The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD.
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